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Note on Type A behavior and cardiovascular responses to challenge in 3-6-yr old children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6834297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using the MYTH-scale [1], the antecedents of Type A behavior were studied in fifteen healthy 3-6-yr old boys. Boys with scores above ('Type A') and below ('Type B') the median were compared in terms of systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate during rest, and during 'emotional' and 'physical' challenge. It was found that 'Type A boys' responded to challenge with a greater increase in systolic blood pressure than 'Type B boys' (significant during physical challenge), while there were no differences during the rest condition. Diastolic blood pressure and heart rate did not differ markedly between the groups.
U Lundberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Child, Preschool
Coronary Disease / psychology*
Heart Rate

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